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Does music stimulate the production of alpha-waves in the brain?

 

From regular beta how does the brain wave pattern change under the influence of music?

 

And does this have curative properties? :unsure:

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Music listening induce long-range synchrony and phase coherence in the gamma-band. This may enhance functional synaptic connectivity and musical memory.

 

See:

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/223801416_Phase_synchrony_analysis_of_EEG_during_music_perception_reveals_changes_in_functional_connectivity_due_to_musical_expertise

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11487656

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You got it somewhat the wrong way around. Synchrony is part of how information processing seems to work. As such the authors interpret the increased synchrony is because they draw from more information and may process music differently and (spatially broader) as compared to non-musicians. While one could argue that sufficient exposure may eventually lead to musical expertise, and hence increased synchrony, they did not test that nor can they extrapolate from their results to make such conclusions.

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You got it somewhat the wrong way around. Synchrony is part of how information processing seems to work. As such the authors interpret the increased synchrony is because they draw from more information and may process music differently and (spatially broader) as compared to non-musicians. While one could argue that sufficient exposure may eventually lead to musical expertise, and hence increased synchrony, they did not test that nor can they extrapolate from their results to make such conclusions.

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

I'm investigating the role of neural synchronicity in calmodulin-mediated dopaminergic neuromodulation of creativity and musical memory. It appears neural oscillations in the gamma band may be amplified by musical informations.

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I'm investigating the role of neural synchronicity in calmodulin-mediated dopaminergic neuromodulation of creativity and musical memory. It appears neural oscillations in the gamma band may be amplified by musical informations.

 

 

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